GM leads the industry with its landfill-free sites, and with the addition of six landfill-free sites in Mexico and England, the total count rises to 131 facilities. The Luton Assembly plant and Ellesmere Port Assembly plant were two of the six sites to most recently achieve landfill-free status, and that makes all 18 Opel/Vauxhall manufacturing plants in Europe landfill-free.
Hiring a waste management company that specializes in challenging byproducts versus general waste was key to Ellesmere Port Assembly’s ability to make its landfill-free status happen. Additionally, the plant is currently participating in a trial project to wash rags used to wipe up solvent, instead of using disposable rags.
“Our global progress in waste reduction is possible because of employee participation, creative ideas, and a strong supplier network,” said Jim DeLuca, GM executive vice president of Global Manufacturing.